Emergency peripartum hysterectomy: 10-year experience in a greek public maternity unit

Panagopoulos, P. and Katsetos, C. and Dendris, A. and Economou, A. and Karadaglis, S. and Samolis, Sofoklis (2007) Emergency peripartum hysterectomy: 10-year experience in a greek public maternity unit. Giornale italiano di ostetricia e ginecologia, 29 (1/2). pp. 25-27. ISSN 1971-1433

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Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the current maternal obstetrical risk associated with different modes of delivery, concerning postpartum hysterectomy. Material and methods: In this retrospective study we collected data from the Birth Registry of the Delivery Room in our Obstetrics Department at the Perfectural General Hospital ?Tzaneio? of Piraeus. The study period was from January 1995 to December 2004. All the women that underwent postpartum hysterectomy during the study period were included in the study. Results: 13 women met the inclusion criteria during the study period. Nine of them underwent postpartum hysterectomy during caesarean section (69,24%), two of them after instrumental delivery (15,38%) and two of them after natural vaginal birth (15,38%). Two of them died during the first 24 hours after the hysterectomy. Conclusion: Surgical delivery is associated with a significantly higher rate of postpartum hysterectomy. Reducing caesarean delivery rates, may be the proper approach in reducing serious postpartum maternal complications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peripartum hysterectomy, obstetrical haemorrhage
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria
Depositing User: Matteo Viola
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2013 08:11
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2013 08:11
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/5339

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